Winterise your Outdoors


If you are planning to maximise your business into autumn, winter, and early spring here’s some top tips on optimising your outdoors for guests.

Clean and well-maintained outdoor furniture. If your furniture is broken or covered in algae, customers will judge the standards of the park on this.

Addressing the Loan Charge with a Judicial Review

Introduced in the Finance Act 2016, the Loan Charge is a tax charge on any outstanding loans deriving from the use of disguised remuneration (DR) schemes. 

DR schemes usually involved the remuneration of individuals (directors/shareholders or their family members) through third party loans or payments, which were then unlikely to be repaid.  

Victory Leisure Homes Chief Executive stands down after 11 years at the helm

Caravan industry stalwart Peter Nevitt has stepped down as Chief Executive of Victory Leisure Homes after 11 years at the helm.

Peter, who’s career in the industry spans 45 years, has led the company since its launch in 2009.

His role will be taken over by James Doyle, main board director at Victory’s parent company, J.R. Rix & Sons Ltd.

Time flies as Richard clocks up 20 years’ service with Salop Leisure

Service foreman Richard Morris has clocked up 20 years’ service to award-winning caravan and motorhome company Salop Leisure in Shrewsbury.
He says he can’t believe how fast the 20 years have flown by and is looking forward to continuing to work for the Emstrey-based leisure business.

Lakeview Manor lodge park and hotel sold

A Devon lodge park and hotel, Lakeview Manor, has been acquired by private equity-backed holiday operator Lakeshore Leisure Group Ltd in a deal brokered by Colliers International.

Lakeview Manor, in the Blackdown Hills Area of Natural Beauty, near Honiton, had been on the market for £1.8 million. The purchase price has not been disclosed.